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February 2019

Board of Library Trustees
Kathy Meierhoff, President
Carole Stroh, Vice President
Scot Butler, Treasurer
Janie Jerch, Secretary
Kate Jackson
Tim Kregor
Carl Schons

The Board of Library Trustees meets every month, regularly scheduled for the third Tuesday. Meetings are open to the public 
and follow the guidelines of the Open Meetings Act of Illinois.  

Next Meeting Date
February 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM (third Tuesday of the month)
Friends of the Library
Want to help make our library the best? Do you have a few hours a month to spare? Join us!! New members and ideas are always welcome!
If you have any questions or wish to support the Friends in any way, please visit us at lakeblufflibrary.org/friends. 
The Friends welcome donations. Please consider a show of support in the form of  gift to the Friends of the Lake Bluff Library, c/o Secretary Megan Paszczykowski
123 E. Scranton Avenue 
Lake Bluff IL 60044

Next Meeting Date
February 16, 2019 at 10:00am
Book Clubs
Afternoon Book Club
Tuesday, 2/12 at 2:30pm
Girl Waits with Gun
By Amy Stewart

In 1914, collisions between motor cars and horse-drawn carriages are an everyday occurrence on the streets of Paterson, New Jersey. But when an out-of-control driver smashes into a buggy driven by Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp, their lives change forever.
Winter Reading Clubs

Adult: 100 Years with 
Lake Bluff Library
Saturday, 12/1 through Sunday, 3/31
Join us as we celebrate the Lake Bluff Library Centennial! Travel through 100 years of Lake Bluff Library history as you read your way through the Adult Winter Reading Club log. Complete four activities and turn in your log by March 31 to receive two free pre-publication books and a coupon for a free beverage from Hansa Coffee Roasters!

Saturday, 12/1 through Thursday, 2/28
Join our newly redesigned Winter Reading Club for independent readers Grade 2 and up. Read any book you choose and win an enamel pin as your prize. You'll love the amazing variety of pins in our selection for adorning your backpack, winter hat, or scarf!
Storytime Programs

Storytime (2 Year Olds)
Tuesdays, 2/5 and 2/12 at 10:15am

Storytime (3-5 Year Olds)
Tuesdays, 2/5 and 2/12 at 11:00am

Registration is Required 
for both programs. Join us for storytime! Young children will have fun and build their early literacy skills with stories, songs, and simple crafts.

Wednesday, 2/13 at 6:30pm
(Ages 3 and Up)
Registration is Required

Come in your PJs for a cozy evening of storytime, milk, and cookies!
Lake Bluff Library Beer at Lake Bluff Brewing Company
Totally Booked 2: The Sequel

You read that right: there is now a Lake Bluff Library beer (while supplies last). Our friends at Lake Bluff Brewing Company have brewed up Totally Booked 2: The Sequel, an extra special bitter that will make you want to flip to the next page, or order another pint, your choice. The coolest part of this new brew? For every pint served, the Brewing Company is donating $1.00 directly to the Library. Many thanks to the Brewing Company for their continued support.

On Display in the Spruth Room:
February: Selected Olympic Pins on loan from the collection of Teddi Santos.

Heads Up: Late Openings and Closings
We'll be closed on Monday, 2/18 for President's Day--normal hours will resume on Tuesday, 2/19 at 10:00am.

We'll be opening at 11:00am on Friday, 2/22 for a staff meeting; please plan your visit accordingly!
Community Programs
Lake Bluff Public Library and Lake Forest Library are proud to present a new, joint winter reading program called Deep Freeze ReadThis Two Communities, One Nonfiction Book program brings together Lake Forest and Lake Bluff with the purpose of enhancing nonfiction literacy and inspiring discussion around real-world issues. This inaugural year, join us in reading The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan and attending events across our two communities. For more information about Dan Egan's visit and upcoming events visit www.deepfreezeread.org.

Craft Supply Swap - Lake Bluff Library
Friday, 2/1 from 10:00am to 4:00pm- Swap Day
Crafters! Donate clean, usable and good quality supplies from your projects: fabric, sewing/embroidery thread and notions, beads, rubber stamps, scrapbooking items, craft kits, craft instruction books, patterns, stencils, yarn and knitting needles, etc. 

Death and the Life of the Great Lakes Book Discussion
Thursday, 2/28 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Located at Lake Forest Library
Discuss The Death and Life of the Great Lakes in preparation for Dan Egan's visit to Lake Forest on March 6!
Monday, 2/4 at 7:00pm
After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Madam President is a vivid and engaging portrait of the woman who became the acting President of the United States, months before women officially won the right to vote.

Thursday, 2/7 at 2:00pm
For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation's candy including Brach's Milk Maid Caramels, Snickers bar, Milky Way bar, Wrigley's Chewing Gum, Cracker Jack, Baby Ruth, Butterfingers, Tootsie Roll, and Frango Mint Chocolates. Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., author of the book Chicago's Sweet Candy History will share the history of these tasty treats and explore what made Chicago such an ideal location for candy makers. Find out why immigrants played a critical role in confectionery history, discover how Baby Ruth and Milk Duds got their names, and take a fun "candy quiz." It's delicious fun.

Thursday, 2/7 at 7:00pm
Lifelong Lake Bluff resident Kraig Moreland will share the nuts and bolts of writing historical fiction and discuss his book The Furnace Girl, based on Lake Bluff's spookiest unsolved murder. Learn how he researched the story of Elfrieda Knaak, who was found naked and severely burned in the furnace room of Village Hall in 1928. Mr. Moreland will also discuss finding a co-author and publisher, as well as other elements of the publishing process.

Monday, 2/25 at 7:00pm
Registration is Required
Join us for Trivia Night at the Lake Bluff Brewing Company! Register your team of up to six people and get your thinking caps ready. All participants must be 21 and older. Registration for the February session will begin on Tuesday, February 19.

Tuesday, 2/26 at 2:00pm
Registration is Required
Cleopatra is the most notorious female ruler in history. Her story is more amazing and incredible than a fiction author could imagine! In costume and in character, Martina Mathisen will share Cleopatra's astounding story, audacious spirit, and astonishing guile. Oh, the daring of Cleopatra!

And that's not all!
Looking for a fun evening activity to get away from the cold or have always wanted to attend Knitwits but don't know how to knit? Try Beginning Knitting and pick up a new life skill. Be sure to take a look at our Adult Programming Calendar for even more! 
Thursday, 2/7 at 7:00pm
Join us for teen crafts this winter and put your own unique spin on these fun projects. All materials provided, just bring your creativity! 

Game Club!
Wednesday, 2/13 at 2:30pm
Join us for games on early release days from LBMS. Try to avoid exploding in Exploding Kittens and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, build an empire in Settlers of Catan, outwit your friends in Taboo, and more!

Thursday, 2/14 at 7:30pm
Join this fun group and earn volunteer hours, meet new friends, find new books, and give us your two cents about teen services! Play a bookish guessing game for the chance to win a different prize every month! Snacks and drinks will be served.
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Children's ProgramsChildren

Phyllis Fox Memorial Writing Contest

Children in grades 1 through 8 can write a short story on any subject they wish. 1st Place winners will receive a copy of The 2019 Phyllis Fox Contest Winners Book.

The Bookmark Design Contest:
Children in grade K through 8 can design a bookmark. This year, in honor of the Lake BluffLibrary Centennial, design your bookmark on the theme of 100 years of the Lake Bluff Library. 1st Place winners will receive 50 professionally printed copies of their bookmark.

Entries for both competitions are due at 7pm at due by Friday, 3/15 at 6pm. Winners will be announced on 4/1. A ceremony will be held on 4/17 at 7 at LBES.

from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Registration is Required
(Ages 5-8) This workshop is a fun introduction to the performing arts. It begins with a reading of Mr. Goat's Valentine by Eve Bunting. Then, using the story as a starting point, kids will create their own original play! Parents are invited to attend the adorable performance by their own mini playwrights during the last five minutes of class.
Thursday, 2/14
from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Registration is Required
(Grades 1 and up) Come and build the LEGO creation of your dreams! Participate in a different challenge every month, or free build.

Tuesday, 2/19
from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Registration is Required
(Grades 4-8) Get ready to create, build, and make int his special workshop! Each month we'll tackle a fun project that will challenge your creativity and teach you something new.
School's out early! Join us on LBES/ LBMS early release day for an afternoon movie. 

Wednesday, 2/13 at 2:30pm
Incredibles 2 (PG)
"The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world."
But wait, there's more! 
Drop by the Children's Department for our fun Valentine's Day Craft starting on Monday, 2/4 through Thursday, 2/14. Check out our full list of Children's Programs for more fun creative programming.